|Laughing Water is almost as tall as me now!|
|Mr. Blueberry Eyes, growing up too fast!|
Mr. Blueberry Eyes is a fifth grader now. He is active and talented and keeps us all young. He dropped violin lessons and took up the ukulele. This suits him well, and he is embracing it with enthusiasm. I'm so blessed to be given the opportunity to parent him. It is a wild ride and I wouldn't have it any other way.
The Wood Artist is still sojourning in the land of oil. Its been 2 1/2 years + now. It is so not what we like. But, I can tell you, he is a man's man. This guy puts in long, long work weeks so that his wife and children have what they need. He holds our family together through prayer and long phone conversations. He is intentional about spending individual time with each of us on his times home and lives out his faith in the servant-leadership of his family. We are most blessed.
|Rudolph gets his Christmas nose|
Our animal family has changed a bit. Old Faithful passed away last summer. We miss his sweet, old, collie wisdom. Lucky Tiger, the kitty we've had since our Hong Kong days is aging quickly and suffering kidney failure. The Mighty Hunting Hound is still our funny side-kick, keeping us warm on these below zero days. Duma Kitty joined us almost two years ago and I'm still not sure if we should keep her. She can be so sweet. But she has a mental illness that causes her to turn to Diablo Kitty without notice. Mr. Blueberry Eyes' is sporting a zebra face right now to prove that. Last year, Rebel, a 20 year old horse joined our family through the hard work of Mr. Blueberry Eyes. He has proven to be a good thing in the life of a horse-crazy boy!
|Laughing Water's Baby Spoon Ornament|
|Mr. Blueberry Eyes' Ornament|